ATTs become a condition of a licence for certain routine and lawful activities
As of September 2, 2015, individuals with restricted or prohibited firearms may be eligible to have conditions attached to a firearms licence for certain routine and lawful transportation purposes.
If you possess a valid ATT, you will obtain, as a condition of your licence, the transportation activities of restricted firearms and/or prohibited firearms listed below:
- Transportation to and from all shooting clubs and ranges
- Transportation to and from any place a peace officer, firearms officer of Chief Firearms Officer (CFO) is located
- Transportation to and from a business that holds a licence authorizing it to repair or appraise prohibited or restricted firearms
- Transportation to and from a gun show
- Transportation to a port of exit, in order to take them outside Canada and from a port of entry
- Transportation of newly acquired restricted firearms and/or prohibited firearms from the place of acquisition to the licence holder’s dwelling house or other place authorized by the CFO
If you do not possess a valid ATT, you will get the relevant transportation purposes added as a condition to your firearms licence when you:
- acquire your first restricted firearm or acquire additional restricted or prohibited firearms. The CFP will issue you a new licence card indicating that special conditions are attached
- request a new or replacement ATT during valid period of licence
- renew your firearms licence with restricted and/or prohibited privileges
Once the conditions have been added to the firearms licence, you are no longer required to request additional ATTs unless it is for a purpose other than those that have been added as a condition to the licence.
Existing paper ATTs are still valid and remain valid until expiry. In addition, as of September 2, 2015, if you are possessing a valid ATT to transport a firearm to and from a shooting club or range for the purposes of target practice, you have, as a condition on your licence, the six transportation conditions.
Please read the official RCMP post regarding the changes